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State to probe Struthers beating

The mayor wanted to avoid the appearance of 'impropriety.' STRUTHERS -- A state law enforcement


Bazetta suit sent back to jury

WARREN -- A Trumbull County jury will determine if Bazetta Township and one of its police officers


GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP Boardman rallies down from six to win as Melquist pumps in 24

BOARDMAN -- April Melquist scored 24 points, including 10 in the second quarter, as Boardman took


Ed Smart: Family wants speedy resolution

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The father of Elizabeth Smart says the family wants a quick resolution to the


BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP McDonald's early lead holds up

McDonald had a 17-point lead in the first quarter of the Inter-County contest. BERLIN CENTER --


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Chief, officer in Niles cleared

The officers put their own lives in jeopardy, the prosecutor said. WARREN -- Niles' police chief


WEATHER On the horizon: trio of storm systems

Forecasters say the expected onslaught could damage property and cause some deaths. KNIGHT RIDDER


GENERAL MOTORS Cobalt sales top 4,500 in first complete month

Production is improving, but still short of the goal. LORDSTOWN -- In its first full month of


CRIME Cops have suspect in shooting of cabbie

The injured cabbie was able to call his dispatcher. YOUNGSTOWN -- Hubert Floyd Jr. is suspected of


HOW HE SEES IT USAID's response to crisis swift

Opinion: By ANDREW S. NATSIOS WASHINGTON POST After the most powerful earthquake in 40 years triggered


HOW HE SEES IT Drug company exec speaks out

Opinion: By PETER ROST LOS ANGELES TIMES The U.S. health-care system is the best in the world. Or so we


Shifting blame from Bush to liberals is a tired tactic

Opinion: Shifting blame from Bush to liberals is a tired tactic EDITOR: One of the latest in the stream


SOCIAL SECURITY Bush eyes proposals that allow investing

The president may again use the 'tax families' strategy to win support. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The


"It's frustrating for us to learn about destructive waves from a wire report, as opposed to a tide

Opinion: "It's frustrating for us to learn about destructive waves from a wire report, as opposed to a tide


BOYS BASKETBALL McKinley dunks way to easy win

The Bulldogs played the role of a rude host to Austintown Fitch. CANTON -- It was only a matter of


By JUDY HEVRDEJS

By JUDY HEVRDEJS CHICAGO TRIBUNE YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE JIM CARPER'S ATtention to detail. And his


NBA ROUNDUP Tuesday's games

Pacers 116, Bucks 99 INDIANAPOLIS -- Jermaine O'Neal scored a career-high and NBA season-high 55


FINANCE First Place Financial elects board chairman

The new board chairman has been a First Place board member since 2000. WARREN -- Samuel A. Roth


1988 MURDER Michael Swiger starts arson term

The Pratt family had objected to the man's release. MERCER, Pa. -- Michael Swiger, convicted in


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Aqua America, .52, 23.7923.86 Avalon Holdings,3.23.25 Clear Channel,


A pall over the Mall

Opinion: Washington Post: Were the National Park Service free to do as it wishes, it's quite possible that


Infection hits Garner

Infection hits Garner LOS ANGELES -- Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Garner is sick. "She has a


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR | Annie's Mailbox Making the move comfortable for all

Dear Annie: My 24-year-old daughter, "Diana," and I are very close. This summer she will be marrying


Giant Eagle, Hormel give hams to charity

Supermarket retailer Giant Eagle and Hormel Foods teamed up to donate 400 hams to Second Harvest


HOW HE SEES IT Don't send dollars to aid victims

Opinion: By DAVID HOLCBERG PROVIDENCE JOURNAL As the death toll mounts in the areas hit by the tsunami in


MEDICAL CARE Iraqi boy prepares to receive prosthetics

Kent-based Palestine Children's Relief Fund brought the boy to Akron. AKRON (AP) -- An 11-year-old


911 Duzzny: Study of merger needed

County commissioners first must OK any merger plan. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County is not opposed


US AIRWAYS Perception angers baggage handlers

The IAM contends that the number of people calling in sick was comparable to past holidays.


HUMAN RIGHTS Abuse suspect nabbed

Arrest marks first use of powers granted by intelligence-reform law. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


PREECLAMPSIA New hope for condition

Research offers the prospect that pregnant women can soon be screened for it. SCRIPPS HOWARD


House GOP takes two steps forward, one back on ethics

Opinion: House Republicans backed away Monday from the radical watering down of ethics enforcement that they


Tending bar

Tending bar Got a crowd coming over for drinks? TableCraft's Bar Caddy Set gives hosts a


Designers err by ignoring what men like

NEW YORK (AP) -- Men are performance-driven, at least when it comes to their clothes. According to


LABOR DISPUTE Court upholds the union's view on 6 layoffs

The city was late in appealing an arbitrator's decision. WARREN -- The 11th District Court of


Styles heat up as temperatures dip

WASHINGTON POST Whether you're shopping for outerwear for work or "play," the trick this season is


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

BOYS BASKETBALL TUESDAY'S SCORES AREA Wilson 77, Chaney 66 Youngstown Christian 64, Cornerstone


HOW HE SEES IT Public's right to know is under attack

Opinion: By CHRISTOPHER J. DODD WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- Imagine that you are an employee at a large


TRUMBULL COUNTY Board starts preparing for Feb. 8 special election

The board's punch-card readers need repair. WARREN -- The Trumbull County Board of Elections is


Today is Wednesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2005. There are 360 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2005. There are 360 days left in the year. On this date


Military to shield victims

Seeking medical help will no longer automatically trigger investigation. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Indictments A Mahoning County grand jury secretly indicted four people on drug


USC zaps Oklahoma to win Orange Bowl

USC zaps Oklahoma to win Orange Bowl k SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA head coach Pete Carroll speaks with


Canada wins junior championship

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Canada won the world junior hockey championships for the first time since


MAHONING COUNTY Jury: Tax loss to affect jail

The jail's inmate population far exceeds its capacity. YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County grand jury


GIRLS BASKETBALL Third quarter run haunts Ursuline

Mount De Chantal took control in the second half and posted a big win. YOUNGSTOWN -- Ursuline High


WINTER WEAR Stores are brimming with hats

They look best when worn with flair and attitude NEW YORK (AP) -- The rule about wearing hats is


Affidavit: Suspect beat boss then resumed work

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) -- A 19-year-old coffee shop employee kicked his female supervisor in the head


HELOISE Oven cleaner loosens labels from glassware

Dear Heloise: How can I remove sticky labels from some glasses I bought? I can't get them off, and


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

TODAY XFraternal Order of Eagles 3298, 1655 Raccoon Road, Austintown, will serve dinners from 4 to


Tether in betting case

Tether in betting case CLEVELAND -- Todd Yallech, 35, of East Huntington Drive, Boardman, was


Small grocers say it isn't kosher for the big chains to muscle in

Large companies are seeking competitive advantage by catering to specialty groups. WASHINGTON POST


IRAQ Five American troops, Baghdad official among latest fatalities

Despite the increased violence, the elections are still on, one official said. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)


Robot mixes medications, prepares syringes

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A robot being put into service in the pharmacy at Cincinnati Children's Hospital


MAHONING COUNTY A million reasons to love the recorder's office

The recorder's budget request is less than he spent last year. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County


LOCAL

LOCAL Cortland gets a barbecue CORTLAND -- Bob-B-Q's Place has opened at 882 High St. The


BCS considering changes, but not playoffs

BCS is leaning towards a committee selection process. MIAMI (AP) -- With no plans for a playoff,


Ravens not satisfied with winning season

Baltimore opened the season optimistic with Super Bowl aspirations. VINDICATOR STAFF/WIRE REPORTS


NFL ROUNDUP News and notes

Browns: The attorney for left tackle Ross Verba denied his client was involved in an alleged sexual


Absentee voting for Iraq election is issue in U.S.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Iraqi immigrants across the United States who may be


OBESITY Teen twins undergo gastric bypass

Only a few doctors in the country will do the procedure on teens. BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (AP) -- Sam


OHIO

OHIO Mega Millions: 3-6-7-12-32 Mega Ball: 30 Night drawings: Pick 3, 5-2-9 Pick 4,


Hubbard Twp. keeps officials, fills positions

HUBBARD -- In addition to retaining the township's police chief and road superintendent, trustees


SUGAR BOWL Title hopes dim for 13-0 Auburn

The Tigers believe they deserve a share of the national crown. NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Auburn's


ANIMAL CUSTODY Boomerang finally returning to owner

The lion is headed West, the owner's lawyer said. YOUNGSTOWN -- Boomerang the lion is finally


CRIME Club boss draws fine, probation

Alcohol and some cash seized by police were forfeited. YOUNGSTOWN -- Jairus Ford, who operated a


Survivors overwhelm hospitals

Cows on a runway forced the closing of a main airport, delaying aid delivery. BANDA ACEH,


TOILETS Boy, 9, impresses company with his plumbing passion

Kohler sent the little plumber a state-of-the-art bulk flush toilet. MASSILLON (AP) -- Nine-year-


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Fearing exploitation of children, Indonesia steps up restrictions

UNICEF and other groups have warned about gangs. JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Fearing child-